Mission Statement

The Essex Housing Authority provides affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing to eligible low- income elderly and handicapped persons. We are committed to fair and non-discriminatory practices. We strive to make the best use of all available resources so our residents may live in an environment that well maintained and attractive. Our goal is to manage the property in a manner that is consistent with sound financial decisions.

Our Facilities

Essex Housing is located at Chebacco Terrace in Essex, MA. It consists of five 2-story buildings on one site with 40 units for Elderly-handicap residents.

Construction Bid Information for Projects ranging between – $10,000-$50,000 can be obtained at the following link:

RCAT Program NE Region – Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk Counties


General Office Information

Office Hours
Tuesday and Friday 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Closed

Contact Us
Phone: (978)-768-6821

Mailing Address:
Essex Housing Authority
#1 Office Chebacco Terrace
Essex, MA 01929

Essex Housing Authority Staff

Irene Frontiero
Executive Director
Brian Bernard

Board of Commissioners

Gordon Thompson
Margot Hammon
Roger Tyler
State Appointee
Mary Jane Murphy
Tenant Board Member
Michelle French

Useful Links


Online CHAMP Application

DHCD Annual Plan

DHCD Annual Plan

Local Housing Authority Listing

Local Housing Authority Listing

Regional Capital Assistance Team

RCAT (Construction Jobs)